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amendment right to due process, nor the u.s. law against killing americans abroad, nor the u.s. law banning assassinations, nor just the law against murder, nor the laws of war broadly legally constrain the president from ordering the type of assault that killed american citizen and prominent al qaeda figure on war al awlaki in yemen in 2011. al awlaki's son was also killed a couple of weeks after his father was killed. between those two killing, charlie savage at "the new york times" reported on the existence of a legal memo that the government was relying on to claim that the attack was legal. that memo is what is being disclosed to select members of congress tonight. it follows by two days the scoop by nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff, who this week on this show disclosed a white paper that was based on the reasoning of that secret memo. tonight's disclosure follows increasingly intense questioning of the administration on this matter by senate democrats, particularly by senator ron wyden of oregon, who today told reporters that while he understood that operations nee
laws. in fact, the u.s. attorney's office for the northern district of illinois, only 25 federal firearms cases were brought to that office in 2011. only 1% of the people, 62 out of over 4000 were denied guns based on background checks are prosecuted for illegally attempting to acquire firearms. that is too low of a rate. see what can be done by enforcing the law on the books before enforcing new ones. we will legislate in an area that deals with the issue of reporting to the database for the people who are not in there now. make sure that we deal with the mental health issues that are involved with the tragedies that we are talking about today and a lot of other tragedies that have happened. thank you. >> thank you, senator. will the witnesses please stand? affirm the oath as i complete the reading. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you. i will introduce the two witnesses from this panel. the first is john walsh, u.s. attorney. he has served
house just fine drone strikes on u.s. citizens overseas. nbc news reported on the memo monday night and it has gotten lots of reaction in washington. what are your thoughts? call -- we want to get your thoughts on social media as well on twitter or facebook. or send us an e-mail. we will get your thoughts in a moment. first, josh gerstein is joining us on the phone. here's your headline -- what was this memo? guest: this is a white paper that looks like it was derived from some confidential legal opinions that the opinions -- opinions that the justice department wrote that authorized drones or some other counter-terrorism operations to basically killed u.s. citizens overseas. and it talks about one set of circumstances. it looks like it is talking specifically about a particular country or type of country or certain type of leaders or terrorist organizations and under what conditions it would be ok to use this type of lethal force. it does not talk about drones per say, but it appears that is what they are referring to. if it does not rule out using its under other circumstances. it
there is two types of government agents in u.s., those who have been hacked by china, and those who don't know they have been hacked this happens roughly a hundred times a day, attacks coming in from china from all sorts of places mostly guangdong province, this is say military effort. charles: michelle. no react, i rarely hear anything from washington in a political realm we hear china manipulating currency but no one talked about this which seems more dangerous? >> it is a same we don't see this obama administration holding countries accountable. when we belief that this is state sponsored, we're not tracking aboutseless information, we're talking about our country intellectual property our secrets, you know it has a lot to do with the organization itself and the department, you see study after study show a lot of people in i-t believe that majority of people in i-t believe that cyber security improvement believes that the policy that the organization imminents this was a -- implements this is not just fault of department of energy but it is carelesess on their hard. charles: gordon we've
by e-mail, it is completely wrong. the u.s. postal service is not the victim of e-mail and text messages. it is the victim of alec and the koch brothers. why, you ask? quite simple, really. the usps is the number one employer of unionized labor in the united states and provides an affordable universal service that a private company could and would charge us all much, much more for. two huge no-nos for the right wing. the reason the right wing crafted the legislation to destroy the postal service. we're joined now by nationally and internationally syndicated radio host the brilliant thom hartmann who wrote an incredible piece about this very subject for truth out.org called the usps media hashtag fail. >> great to be with you. >> john: please complain what the postal accountability enhancement act is and what its effects have been. >> well, you know, there were some reasonable and some good changes in that act which is -- as far as i can tell, how it got out of the house government oversight committee henry waxman and other democrats basically signing of on it. it was passed by a
say, wolf. now back to you. >> he was a u.s. navy reserve lieutenant and we are told in the navy he was rated as a rifle marksman and pistol expert, according to his navy records. he was fired by the police department of los angeles four years ago. do we know what triggered four years later this rampage? >> reporter: well, he he brought up charges against an officer saying that this officer kicked a homeless man. it was determined later, according to police reports, that these charges were false by dorner. after a while, he was subsequently fired and he refers to that time and time again in his manifesto as the reason that he would wage a vendetta against officers, wolf. >> do we know what he's been doing for the last four years since he was fired from the lapd? >> reporter: unclear from this side in riverside. >> paul vercammen. thank you. we're going to stay on top of this story during our 6:00 p.m. hour. we're going to speak with chief police moose who was linked to the d.c. sniper. >>> let's move to today's dramatic confrontation up on capitol hill. for a short time today, prote
department cuts, according to this forced budget plan cut. just for some perspective, the u.s. is going to spend $88 billion this year, this year in afghanistan. we're going to have much more on this part of the story coming up later, barbara. thanks very much into here in washington, president obama is doing an end around the national press today. he's taking questions from local tv stations, blaming congress for doing nothing to avoid these forced spending cuts scheduled to take effect in just nine days. so what kind of cuts is the president willing to take? jim acosta confronted the white house press secretary today with that question. jim is joining us now. how did it go? >> reporter: wolf, here we go again. the white house and congress move one day closer to the massive forced spending cuts that go into effect at the end of next week. and even though they both agree it's a problem, they are both busy blaming each other to fix it. the white house sounding the alarm. poor children will be tossed out of classrooms, health services will be slashed, border security will be compromised a
immigrants who are illegal in the u.s., and securing the border, a fault of the 1986 bill, the president and congress did not do enough. caller: 40% of the illegal immigration problem comes from our airports. they overstay their visas. nobody makes them leave. the people of the world know that once you are in america, nobody makes you leave. until that changes, we are going to have out of control immigration, overpopulation, relative to the economy, we will have a rising levels of poverty, lower standards of living. a pro-immigrant admit is that they will all be entrepreneurs and they will all start the next google. that is a myth. host: cindy has this on our twitter page -- way, a reminder that we will have live coverage of the president's state of the union address on the c-span networks, including radio. our prie-dieu will get underway at around 8:00 eastern. we will kory-error the president's speech at approximately 11:00 eastern time. -- re-air the president's speech at approximately 11:00 eastern time. there is this -- as a reminder, let's go to the president's state of the union a
. speaker, this is no time to eliminate preclearance. i'm reminded of a letter i wrote to the u.s. attorney's office, attorney general eric holder, to just in my city alone, the city of houston, to report 15 voter abuse cases. without the preclearance where would we be? or the proposal to eliminate the independent school district board of trustees, over a school district that has worked hard to survive, will be subjected to the preclearance to determine whether not only the students will be denied their right to learn in a school district they love and is fighting for their education, but that elected persons will be denied the right to serve and others denied the right to vote for them. the voting rights act protects all voters. it gives them all the right to vote, one vote one person. shelby county has raised the issue they should not be subjected to preclearance. they are beyond that. the district court, federal court decided in washington, d.c., that they were wrong. that preclearance is constitutional. and we know that well because about -- because when we had the privilege of re-autho
about their future and military officials concerned about the u.s. readiness. shout on from brother-in-law, he returned from afghanistan, gus walker, welcome home. >> steve: let's go to maria molina, she is serving where it is, i know it's really cold outside but it's a lot warmer than it was yesterday. >> yesterday we were talking about windchill temperatures at about 4 degrees when we were out here. today much better the temperature in new york city, 37 degrees and it's actually going to be mild across the northeast all the way down to florida. florida is going to be seeing highs into the 80s across southern parts of the state. 76 in the city of tampa, new york city, 46 degrees for high temperature. take a look at portions of the upper midwest. it will be cold day. minneapolis, high temperature is only going to be 3 degrees. that is warm as it is going to get. you factor in the wind and windchill at the moment north central are frigid. it feels like 35 below zero in fargo. we do have a storm system that is impacting portions of great lakes down to the southeast with areas of heavi
was thinking a lot of people saying more what the standard u.s. corporate tax rate, up to 40% or not that is like a sticker price, you may pay, but oil industry does. that is what they pay. oil stray, that makes a lot of money, it pays a lot back, its contribution collectively to the coffers is equivalent to the gdp of latin america, but -- keeping all this going, i understand that washington wouldment to collectively say thank you. but, they areardly deserving of a screw you. >> president oma loves to demonize oil companies, and he said in last state of union address we could save billions by getting rid of tax loopholes, yet he is the guy in power, he said he agrees with republicans in congress about lower the corporate tax rate, why have we not seen any act, i hang on is full of words. >> i have something to add, president had i think at least three commissions, we talked about this many times, that have all recommended same thing, get rid of junk in tax code, lower rate on, side, much more effective. paul volcker who headed president obama a tax commission said that is co
for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of ts. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal serviceĀ®, no business too small. >> so questation i raising is a- sequestration is a disaster. >> it will cut money for fema. neil: all right you heard them, if those automatic cuts kick in. three billion bucks meant for sandy clean up will begun. david said that obama administration chose to put sandy on the chopping block to make the scary point, christina is wondering why congress cannot salvage it for victims like her. she has been in her home since the storm hit in october, what do you make of this idea. latest excuse, you are in a pickle because of the sequestration? do you buy that? >> no. neil: what do you think they are up to. >> you know, i just, i think that the relief effort is still not reaching the hurricane victims. i had issues with the red cross. i have to tell y i'm starting to think, i'm going to take a lot of heat for saying that, i am thinking that red cross is the biggest scam going. neil: now. the problem have you been having, they were -- they were problems lo
. [laughter] >> nine-zip, you know. now, as some of you know, as doug said, we worked noth the u.s. attorney's office, but the notion i was his boss is a complete joke. but it's always a privilege to be with him today, and it's a privilege actually to be included in this important annual meeting. i'd particularly like to welcome this organization's newest members. 11 state attorneys general who are participating for the first time and i'd like to recognize and thank all the good friends and colleagues here today. thank you for lending your time, you diverse perspectives and your talent to this association's critical work. over the past four years i've been fortunate to work with many of the leaders in the room to confront range of criminal justice, law enforcement, and national security challenges. alongside my colleagues and court parts in the obama administration, including vice president biden, director cordray, and associate attorney general tony west, all of whom you're hearing from this week. we have accomplished, i think, a great deal working together with you across state boundaries
. he was scheduled to run in australia, brazil, the u.s., the uk and russia. while pistorius is in court on tuesday for a bail hearing, reeva's family says they'll be a memorial service for her as producers of her reality show released this farewell message from her, meant to be to the cast, but which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and in here that i'll treasure forever. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> what a sad story that is. robyn kurnow reporting for us. we'll have more on that later here in "the situation room" as well. other news we're following including some painful budget cuts that will be felt by all of us. they're not only days away, they could affect you in some unexpected ways. plus, senator john mccain is alleging a massive cover-up on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> so it's the state department's fault? who would you blame? who is responsible then? i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always wa
that the u.s. government can order the killing of american citizens if they are believed to be senior operational leaders of al-qaeda or an associated force -- here's the key line -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the united states. so that policy is that we believe justice department is saying it is perfectly legal to use drones, not just to go out and kill people that we think might some day plan an attack against the united states who are not friendly to the united states. but also to kill americans anywhere on the planet whom we think are traitors or may some day, plan something against the united states even if there is no evidence that they are now engaged in an active plot. raises the whole question about drone warfare. i'm torn about it because it's a different kind of warfare. i mean, certainly, i would like to know what you think about this. 1-866-55-press. the problem i believe is we've got this technology. we are using it. we are using it more than anybody has ever used it before. i mean i forget how many -- you kno
think about that, bring you up to date. john brennan was grilled by members of the u.s. senate yesterday about drones. ron wyden, senator ron wyden from oregon will tell us all about that hearing. no sooner did ray lewis retire from the ravens than his sond signed up to play for the university of miami. we will talk to sports blogger cindy borin from the washington post. a lot to get to, as we say, and we will, but first, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four ameri
drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal serviceĀ®, no business too small. this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. all your important legal matters in just minutes. protect your family... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >>> this breaking news just past the half hour in the blizzard of 2013, the worst of it may not be over as concerns shiftd from falling snow to flooding and the snow-covered roadways where treacherous conditions have left three people dead. pedestrians in prospect, poughkeepsie and germantown, new york, a snowplower died when he drove over an embankment while clearing his own driveway. conditions out on the road have been so brutal the post office is cancelling services and closing branches in six states today
, soldiers from the active army, the army national guard and the u.s. army reserve. combined with previous cuts, this will result in a total reduction of at least 189,000 personnel from the force but probably even more than that. these reductions will impact at the army base and every installation in the army. sequestration will result in claze to every one of our 10 major modernization programs. the inability to reset our equipment after 12 years of war and unacceptable reductions in unit and individual training. these cuts will be felt across the entire country. since 2008, the total army budget will have been reduced by 37%. if sequestration is enacted it will be greater than 45%. in my opinion, sequestration is not in the best interest of our national security. it will place an unreasonable burden on the shoulders of our soldiers and civilians. we will not be able to execute the department of defense strategic guidance as we developed last year. i understand the seriousness of our country's fiscal situation. we have and we will continue to do our part, but the significance of these bud
committee examined u.s. airways and american airlines' merger. that coverage is at 10:00 a.m.. a house committee judiciary subcommittee on regulatory reform will be looking into this murder and its impact on competition. here is a full-page ad taken out by american airlines in the washington post -- they are claiming that it will bring consumers more choice. a full-page ad in the washington post ahead of today's hearing. writing in the opinion section of the wall street journal, bob corker, republican of tennessee, a ranking republican on the foreign relations committee, and jim inhofe writing together, nuclear zero offers nothing worth having. they're talking about the president's plan to reduce the u.s. nuclear -- nuclear arsenal. in "the new york times" -- talks with iran to take place in iran -- in moscow. secretary of state john kerry, promising fresh ideas on syria. those are some of the morning headlines for you. we're continuing to talk to federal employees only. we have about five minutes. robin in maryland, she works for dod. tell us your take? caller: good morning. i'm calli
, the afghan president karzai on sunday ordered all u.s. special forces to leave within two weeks and requested their operations are ceased immediately which neighbors in kabul is viewed as a gateway to the capital, is used as counterinsurgency efforts in recent years. why do we fund a man that doesn't like us? i don't understand that at all. how in the world account congress in its wisdom not speak out and say, listen, you're talking about a 10-year agreement after 2014? how can a country that's financially broke commit to 10 more years after 2014? i do not understand that. in fact, i have introduced with rosa delauro h.r. 125, the congressional oversight of afghanistan agreement act of 2013, which is a bipartisan bill introduced by us and we are reaching out to our other colleagues to say, congress, let's get on the floor, let's debate whether we should stay there 10 years after 2014 or not. mr. speaker, i sincerely believe that the american people would back this legislation because the american people have seen the total chaos right here this week, last week and the next couple weeks to com
no evidence that the drug zofran will hurt the baby. no doctors are approved here in the u.s. but doctors are free to prescribe whatever they think will work best for the women. >>> breakfast does more than provide children the nutrients theyed need. it could also affect their academic and economic future. a new study shows those students who eat breakfast receive 70% on standardized math tests and they miss school. those who go to school regularly are 20% more likely to go to high school and will probably earn more money. this study was done by share our strength, an organization aimed at ending hunger. >>> want to check in with sal. any problems in la fayette? >> from problems. but it's getting slower. westbound 24. you can see a bunch of slow traffic coming up to the la fayette b.a.r.t. station only to slow at the orinda station. i think some people will avoid 80 and some people can use 24. 80 had some problems earlier. 4 is not doing very well i would say compared to what it is. westbound bay bridge. that's backed up for a 25 to 30- minute delay. that's about typical. i want to mentio
the surge worked, what it did was extract the united states from a war that senator hagel believes the u.s. never should have been in, so he didn't sort of have that kind of strong push back. i think that truck made a very good point about what kind of sway he is going to have in congress. you know, the calculation of having a republican defense secretary as it was when bob gates remained as defense secretary for the first two years of the obama administration was to have someone there with the credibility to say, you know, this old cold war system can die. we don't need it. we can cut the budget here and put the money in cyber or put the money in some other activity that the united states considers relevant pursuing terrorists. right now it's not clear that he has enough juice with his own party that any of those arguments would necessarily work. i think that the white house has to be wondering did they buy the kind of authority from him and the kind of bipart sfwlan approach that they had hoped for? >> david, thank you very much. chuck, before i let you go, we've about the to talk about
meeting privately with sex abuse victims during his 2008 trip to the u.s. but saved his biggest surprise for last says john thav s who covered the vatican for 30 years. >> he will be remembered as the pope who resigned without a doubt. i think it may be his finest legacy and greatest gift to the church because he has brought the papacy into the modern age. >> reporter: currently the con clave to elect the successor is scheduled for march 16-march 20 but there is talk of moving it up because all the cardinals who will vote on the new pope are schedulealed to be here february 28 to say good bye to pope benedict. >> thanks to you so much for that. we will have much more on the selection of the new pope including why some are saying a woman should be selected. we'll have that in our next hour. >>> congress considers new restrictions on firearms gun rights advocates say there is a hurdle gun control advocates may not be able to clear, the second amendment. just how high a hurdle is that? here is pete williams. >> the ancient map makers once labelled areas they didn't know about as -- it is ve
a class on u.s. defense budgeting. at georgetown, we do care about these issues and we share your concerns, as well. in the defense budget of 2013, i understand 19% of the budget is being represented for personnel. about 26% is for procurement. 40% is for operations. if you look at all the different accounts for which the budget is requested, and the sequestration cuts across the board will affect seriously to the manpower, the modernization, and the leadership of the military. i have reviewed a lot of documents of the defense budget for many years in the past. i do not see a way how we can cut the defense budget. i do not see a way how sequestration will occur and not affect these three crucial defense-related areas. now, knowing that only around 4% of the gdp is being constituted by the base defense budget, and a bulk of the gdp -- >> we agree on your fax. what is the question? [laughter] >> right. this is a puzzle to me. my question is, this is really a puzzle. [laughter] how can you balance the budget without either cutting the defense budget or the mandatory account, medicare, medicai
is supporting him . cemeteried by russia. they are supporting him and he has a long way to go. >> the u.s. has not intervened in syria as why did in libya. what is the difference here? >> you have the russians protecting syria in the united nations .... and second of all, you are learning now after the third or fourth time. the devil we know and what israel is looking at is it better thant devil we don't know. syrian rebels have ties to al qaeda. you think about what libya had in terms of womans. that is tonka toyce in tef of the syria with the defense . get to iranians in termless of tankings and armored personnel carriers. the stakings are much higher and united states and staud saud backing off and you know, we may not want to stee how it terms out and let them fight amongst themselves before the rebels are going to win. >> you covered the hot spots. you are right there on the front line. you ever get scared doing this stuff? >> being scared is what keeping you alive and you hope your mom is not watching. >> i bet she is. >> she does. >> it is great have you you here. be care employ. >> the
are calling a cyber pearl harbor. neil: a fox, alert for you, microsoft joining list of u.s. companies saying it has been hacked, new warnings from washington, we could face a cyber pearl harbor, single speak attack that could take out powerplants, disable our financial system, accounts, and mutual fund stock holdings disappear. thel threat is real, but how rel steve? i heard it out there. >> first thank you for having me on the show, this is real, it is growing all of the time, what we're seeing is. something that are coming out in paper of day, microsoft, apple, google, twitter, facebook. i mean where does it end? government itself has revealed its secret systems, closed secret networks have been intruded upon, our first amendment rights are trampled on by foreign country, breaking into new york time, "wall street journal," and washington post. neil: what is this setting the stage for? i wonder, it setting something up, what? >> well, right off the bad, they have stolen everything, even if they were not preparing a battle feel, they are taking our research and development, billions of dolla
. congressman bobby scott and scott rigell will travel with the president today as will u.s. secretary of the navy ray mavis. house speaker boehner is not budging on negotiations. congress is back on the hill today after nine days of break and boehner says a deal is not up to him. it is up to the senate. last session the house passed legislation offering up alternate savings not tax increases though, toward the sequester but the proposals died in the senate. boehner is saying the house has already done its part. it will not vote on another measure until the senate passes its own proposal. most democrats are agreeing a deal must include new revenue in addition to savings but boehner says the president got his tax increase and he's not willing to give in on another. this means yet again congress is down to the 11th hour. lawmakers have just three days to reach a compromise or else $85 billion in cuts will go into effect on friday. more bill up next. stay with us. look like new, longer. can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthri
of caution it was best to get the passenger off the ship and we were assisted by the u.s. coast guard in helping that happen. >> was it an adult or a child? >> i don't have that information. i don't have that information. >> are they hospitalized now? >> i just now that they were evacuated from the ship. but beyond that, i don't have that information. >> you said it's going to be about five hours once they arrive here and get everybody off the ship. is there additional that will provide service to people or are they going to remain uncomfortable for those five hours? >> well, we will not be providing much additional power to the ship. there's not a capability of doing that once the ship docks. we will not be providing much additional power but we have a lot of manpower that we will throw at it. we have assistance from both shore and ship that we can provide in getting the people off as quickly as possible. >> do you have a more specific time? >> in terms of when we expect the arrival? >> of when it will dock. >> as i said, we expect seven to ten hour transit from 2:30 p.m. >> what's t
into u.s. corporations hundreds of times and stealing secrets. so if those companies can't protect themselves, how can you? and a cyber security analyst cbo connected to the case, he joins us now, hi, morgan. >> hi, alisyn. >> alisyn: that's a great question. obviously, the chinese are using, i assume, some sort of sophisticated technology to hack into the department of defense or to try to. and various corporations, computer systems, but can we assume that lower level criminals are taking a page from them? >> well, actually, alisyn, let's back up. they're actually not using sophisticated systems, what they're using curiosity, social engineering. the big s method of intrusion and the way that they're compromising system is getting you to click on an attachment on an e-mail you think you have a personal interest in. that's where the foot hold starts because the code to infect your computer comes out of that pdf or that document file or attachment. >> alisyn: good to know. talk about we, even us who are not technically sophisticated the at all can protect ourselves. >> yes he. >> ali
of fraud because the u.s. postal service gave armstrong tens of millions of dollars as a main sponsor. >>> oprah winfrey is now expressing interest in the oscar pistorious story. thursday night, she revealed to access hollywood what she would ask the olympian facing murder charges. she says her first questions to him would be, quote, come on, really? that's the story? but winfrey know's it will be a while before anyone can ask him anything. any lawyer with any sense will not let him talk. >>> a seattle area man has been ordered to stand trial on charges of driving right into a group of pg&e workers in fresno. preliminary hearing against 54- year-old jett mcbride wrapped up yesterday. the star witness was a hitch hiker named kai. he testified that he and the defendant went looking to buy marijuana three weeks ago. >> he's like, well, i' come to realize i'm jesus christ. i get away with anything i want to. watch this. and he, he -- i looked off and there's a whole crew of construction people in front of me. most of them jumped aside. one dude got pinned underneath. >> there is some deba
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